Labor Update Bulletin #24 (12/2017)

This bulletin contains information on law changes that have either passed, or are being discussed, in parliament, court decisions, and other labor issues in Japan.

We hope that some of this information will also be of interest to activists, supporters of the General Union, and those who want to know more about labor issues in Japan.

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In this bulletin...

• For flexible work-styles, Labor Ministry proposes amendment allowing for side work and second jobs;

• On the topic of placing an upper limit on teacher working hours, the Central Education Council special subcommittee makes an interim report;

• RENGO (Japan Trade Union Confederation) decides on and announces their "2018 Plan for Spring Struggle for a Better Life";

• Yamagata University to lay off 300 limited-term faculty members starting in 2018;

• Todai withdraws plan to terminate limited-term faculty after 5 years;

• And more!


(Translated from Japanese)